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Hi, I’m looking forward to going back to work but was wondering if being unvaccinated will be a problem in Texas? I’m an Oncology nurse.

March 27th, 2022

Not to be rude or start an argument, but you are unvaccinated and want to work with immunocompromised patients???? I don’t care what state you are in-it’s a problem.

April 11th, 2022

I am appalled that everyone is condemning people that have not had the injection.If you had covid you have immunity. If you
are imunocompromised you cannot have the injection It only work for a few months then you have to keep getting booster after booster
There is no antidote if you have an adverse reaction. If you can't find any jobs in Texas move to Florida. Let us exercise some
common sense here one size medicine does not fit all our bodies are all different.

March 28th, 2022

There are lots of employers that are hiring nurses with religious or medical exemptions. Hospitals and clinics are lifting N95 mask restrictions and weekly testing. Everyone is wearing surgical masks with patients. Covid vaccines are not the only treatment for Covid, despite what MSM is pushing. There are early outpatient medication treatments, you just need to know which doctors who care more about their patients and less about receiving CMS funding. The truth is coming out about Covid vaccines. Love this from New Hamphire

Good luck to you!

April 11th, 2022

The hospitals in my area (Tampa Bay) are hiring and you do not have to be vaccinated! I’m not vaccinated my dr did not recommend it for me and I wouldn’t do it anyway. I have many Dx and I’m immunocompromised, Remember you can’t give someone a virus you DO NOT have! Ignore ignorant comments and do what’s best for you! I have avoided being sick from the flu, and other viruses because of my vitamins, supplements, diet & other routines (I’ve never had a flu shot) I don’t get the flu it’s been over 30 years!!! Good Luck!

April 13th, 2022

Not a problem at all! I live in TX and work perdiem with HealthTrust when at home. It’s not required and I have no problems finding work. The vaccine doesn’t provide anything close to the protection I have from natural immunity after community acquired illness. Unvaccinated with natural immunity is in fact the best even around immunocompromised people. 🙄

April 4th, 2022

You work with immunocompromised people. And you want to continue working around then and being unvaccinated?? That is beyond selfish!

April 24th, 2022

If you are wanting to stay in Oncology, I would hope you would want to be vaccinated. Those patients are already at a high enough risk, please don't add to their suffering. If thinking about changing your unit, then being unvaccinated isn't a big deal. I would ask that you choose a medsurg area.

June 27th, 2022

Girl please

March 27th, 2022

Yes most facilities have to in compliance with the CMS regulations which all eligible staff have to be fully vaccinated

April 8th, 2022

It's ok to get vaccinated

April 19th, 2022

The issue is not the state you are working in.
The question should be why do you willing work around cancer patients and refuse to get vaccinated?
If you also have not been receiving the flu shot all these years then you have been potentially infecting people with a compromised immune system.
If you have been receiving the flu shot all these years, and have not received the Covid shot, then I think you need to leave the profession because you're letting facebook memes dictate your patient care.
I hope your facility warns patients of your status so they can make an informed decision.

October 31st, 2022

It is now required for all Medical Personal to be vaccinated for Covid. ESPECIALLY ONCOLOGY NURSES!!
You are dealing with immuno-compromised patients and i am saying this because both of my brother are under going Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy.
My husband has MS and his medication along with disease makes me innumocompramized and I have an 81 year old mother.
To this day I still wear a mask not because I have to but I would never forgive myself I gave it to anyone in my family due to there health issues or give it to a patient I’ve cared for

November 1st, 2022

I can remember the days when we could decline the Flu vaccine & not be crucified by our own discipline. It was a HIPPA violation if anyone in employee health disclosed your vaccination status. How this world has become so invasive, hateful and vile?
Several facilities in Texas that doesn't require vaccines and majority of them will accept some form of exemption. Call the facilities and ask to speak with the employees health department. They will give you the information needed specifically for their facility.

Advice Only: Please keep your vaccination status private for your safety. Some of the comment make feel like they are threatening your life and willing to report you to BON and you have done nothing wrong!

March 28th, 2022


April 11th, 2022

If you stick to small town hospitals you may be ok but all the big hospitals in large cities will require it

April 22nd, 2022

Texas fired a bunch of nurses last year for not getting the first Covid injection

November 29th, 2022

Studies now show that 58% of deaths were those who were Covid vaccinated. You can check to see if they have a religious exemption available or if you have a medical contraindication. If for religious exemption, you will need to have your pastor or priest write you a letter and supported by scriptures. You can also check out the Calvery chapel website if any in your area because they have been proactive in having freedom when it comes to vaccinations. The government is overreaching when they mandate inoculation when it’s not FDA approved and it’s for emergency use. Covid 19 is now endemic and not a pandemic anymore.

July 6th, 2022

It may depend on why you’re unvaccinated….are we talking specifically about Covid vaccines? In most larger systems you will be required to have it unless you have an exemption. Enforcement varies. Also why and how long you have been out of work. It may be even more difficult since you work with an immunocompromised population. The questions are rhetorical….just things to consider….

April 24th, 2022

I know Covid has gotten better but these things pose a huge threat to those who are
Immunocompromised in any way. It’s not just being vaccinated but also being attentive to am I sick and should be going to work? In most large hospitals it will be a problem. Good luck

July 25th, 2022

There’s no problem with being unvaccinated as long as your facility doesn’t require it. If you’re working through an agency, make sure the facility doesn’t require it. if you’re working for the hospital directly they will let you know what you need.

November 1st, 2022

I can remember the days when we had a choice to decline the Flu vaccine and not get

July 14th, 2022

It may be in certain hospitals like MD Anderson which specializes in cancer treatment. Methodist Hospital requires vaccination. The VA hospital does too. I would check with each facility to see what the policy is on being vaccinated and the alternatives ( medical exemption from vaccination).

June 26th, 2022

You have to be vaccinated to at BSW

May 7th, 2022

CMS requires vaccination - not the hospital. If they receive payments from CMS (Medicaid and/or Medicare, which is 100%), they require full vaccination. Probably one to get on board, then by the required dates.

April 4th, 2022

Most hospitals in Texas will except a medical/religious exemption but it depends on the hospital.

April 4th, 2022

Check with the facility's policies. As far as health wise, being prudent with ppe, handwriting, cleaning chairs, beds, patient areas would be advised.

March 28th, 2022

Yes, all the hospitals I've applied to in Houston make it a condition of employment

July 13th, 2022

Yep. Unless you have a good medical or religious exemption. Especially for a traveler. They just don't want to deal with you. Most major hospital systems are competing in a PR battle to be the most aggressive with Covid vaccinations. Also, oncology dealing with immuno-suppressed patients? They have a ready made excuse to exclude you. It will be a problem.

May 7th, 2022

If you are considering going back to work, many employers/companies are encouraging or mandating new applicants to get COVID vaccines. Being unvaccinated against COVID, would put you at risk for catching COVID. If you are planning to work with immunocompromised immune systems, oncology patients - please do consider getting full dose COVID vaccine either Pfizer or Moderna. It can really make a difference - COVID vaccine can reduce severity of COVID but also reduce risk of hospitalization. COVID vaccine offers benefits, are very safe, more benefits than risks.

Please think it about and get COVID vaccine. If you have concern about COVID vaccine, speak with your healthcare provider and/or pharmacists.

It’s very, very important to be fully vaccinated against COVID before working in any healthcare facilities.

April 8th, 2022

I think it's to get vaccinated

December 4th, 2022

Better to be vaccinated than not because your dealing with immunocompromized patients.Its important to protect their health and yours too.However,if you have an allergy to the vaccine then inform your doctor he/she might give you other options.

July 3rd, 2022

The best advise would be to contact your state health department and CDC regarding that information.

May 7th, 2022

You might need to check out with your facility. Depends on their requirements!